[Annelida] summer course in embryology of marine invertebrates

Nataliya Budaeva via annelida%40net.bio.net (by nbudaeva from wsbs-msu.ru)
Tue Nov 24 05:53:14 EST 2009

Dear colleagues,

please distribute widely to potential applicants.


The White Sea Biological station (WSBS) of the Moscow State University
offers 2.5 week long intensive summer course in embryology of marine

Instructors: Nataliya Budaeva(1), Igor Kosevitch(2) and Maria Semenova(3)
Invited lecturers: Svetlana Maslakova(4), George von Dassow(4), Stefano

1 Laboratory of Ocean Benthic Fauna, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
2 Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University,
3 Dept. of Embryology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
4 Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, University of Oregon, USA
5 Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology, University of Salento, Italy

The White Sea Biological Station is located on the wild and scenic coast of
Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea (66 34' N, 33 08' E). It is a remote and
isolated University settlement accessible only by boat from the nearest
village Poyakonda. Poyakonda is connected to major cities by train: 21 hours
from St. Petersburg, and 36 hours from Moscow.

Course description:
This course will provide extensive laboratory experience observing embryonic
and larval development in a large diversity of marine invertebrates.
Students will participate in several field trips to collect adult animals,
and learn to obtain gametes, fertilize eggs, and maintain live cultures of
marine embryos and larvae in the laboratory. Lectures will examine
development in major invertebrate phyla in an evolutionary context.
Different types of cleavage, gastrulation, larval morphology and
metamorphosis will be discussed. Students are expected to observe as many
different developmental stages of various invertebrates as possible, and to
maintain a notebook of drawings.

Please visit http://wsbs-msu.ru/doc/index.php?ID=68 for detailed
descriptions of the application process and course fees.

Nataliya Budaeva, Ph.D.
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Russian Academy of Sciences
Nakhimovsky Pr., 36
117997 Moscow

Tel +7 499 124 8510

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